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Soumya bags race walk title, Sheena wins triple jump gold

17-Jul-2017 21:42

Soumya bags race walk title, Sheena wins triple jump gold

AFI MEDIA

17 July 2017

Guntur: The penultimate day of the National Inter State Championships once again saw some impressive performances by athletes at Acharya Nagarjuna University ground in Guntur on Monday.

Soumya B bagged the first medal of the day by winning the Women’s 20000m race walk in 1:42:23.68. The Delhi athlete was followed by Punjab’s Karamjit Kaur (1:44:47.69) and Priyanka (1:45:44.28) of Uttar Pradesh.

Former National champion Khyati Vakharia won the Women’s Pole Vault with a 3.70m effort. The 27-year old doctor from Karnataka finished ahead of Kiranbir Kaur of Punjab (3.40m) and Tamil Nadu’s Manjuka (3.30m).

Kerala’s N. V. Sheena produced a 12.78m leap to win the Women’s Triple Jump. Karnataka’s Joyline M Lobo (12.52m) and G. Karthika (12.51m) of Andhra Pradesh stood second and third, respectively.

National Record-holder Annu Rani claimed the gold in Women’s Javelin Throw, with her first attempt of 54.29m proving to be enough. Poonam Rani (51.14m) of Haryana finished in second place, followed by Karnataka’s Rashmi Shetty (47.76m).

Chinta Yadav clocked a new personal best of 10:10.22 to win the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. She was followed by UP’s Vijaya Lakshmi (10:41.41) and Maharashtra’s Varsha Bhawari (10:48.37).

In the men’s 3000m Steeplechase, all three medals were clinched by Haryana with Jaiveer (8:53.04) finishing in pole position. Naveen (8:57.23) and Karambir (8:59.12) also secured a podium finish.  

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